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Weather or not, tourney goes on


July 5, 2019

Jana Peterson

Cherry's Avi Abramson slides in safe at home under pitcher Ella Maslowski of Carlton Meat & Grocery's U-12 team. Carlton topped Cherry for the U12 Tier 1 championship. Cloquet AJ's Landscaping bested Hermantown Purple for the U12 Tier 2 title. In U14 Tier 1, Minnesota Blast 13s took the top trophy. In U14 Tier 2, CMC Lightning came out on top.

Not even bad weather could stop the 20th Ashley Abrahamson Memorial Softball tournament last weekend in Cloquet at Braun Park. A total of 19 teams converged on the complex at Hilltop and, despite an overnight thunderstorm, play went on almost as scheduled on Sunday.

"The Braun complex is just a tremendous complex and the fields handle the water so well," said tournament co-director Ron Tondryk. "I really need to commend Jeff Woollett and his crew for the great job they did at getting the fields ready on Sunday."

A year ago Tondryk and his daughter, Sarah Wondrasek, and Jim and Kathy Abraham...

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